The Rare Auld Times Lyrics And Chords, Pete St. John. This is probably the
most famous Dublin song of all time.A classic from Pete who has written tons of great songs over the years.Unlike other songs
this never goes stale and remains a great crowd pleaser. First recorded by The Dublin City Ramblers and later by Ronnie Drew
and The Dubliners.
[G]Raised on songs &[C] stor[G]ies [Em]Heroes of re[C]nown The[G] passing tales &[C] glor[G]ies That
once was Dublin[D] Town The[G] hallowed halls and[C] hous[G]es The[Em] haunting children's[C] rhymes That[G] once
was Dublin[C] Ci[G]ty In the[D] rare ould[G] times.
Chorus: [G]Ringa Ringa[C] Ros[G]ey As the[Em] light de[C]clines I'll[G]
remember Dublin[C] Ci[G]ty In the[D] rare ould [G]Times.
My name it is Sean Dempsey As Dublin as could be Born
hard & late in Pimlico In a house that ceased to be My trade I was a cooper Lost out to redundancy Like my
house that fell to progress My trades a memory
I courted Peggy Digman As pretty as you please. A rage and
child of Mary from the rebel liberties I lost her to a student chap With skin as back as coal When he took her
off to Birmingham She took away my soul.
The years have made me bitter The gargle dims me brain Cause Dublin
keeps on changing and Nothing seems the same. The Pillar and the Met have gone The Royal long since pulled down As
the grey unyielding concrete Makes a city of my Town.
Fare thee well sweet Anna Liffey I can no longer stay And
watch me new glass cages that Spring up along me Ouay My mind's too full of memories Too old to hear new chimes l'm
a part of what was Dublin In the rare ould times.
Dublin River Liffey
The youtube video of myself playing is to learn you how to play The Rare Auld Times, the key I use is A Major. I place
the capo on the second fret and play G, C, D and Em.